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Happy Birthday To Bedford's Kate Mara

Kate Mara of Bedford turns 33 on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Kate Mara of Bedford turns 33 on Saturday, Feb. 27. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.org

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Bedford's Kate Mara.

Kate Rooney Mara, who was born and raised in Bedford, turned 33 on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Mara is the daughter of Timothy Christopher Mara, an NFL scout and vice president of the New York Giants for player evaluation, and Kathleen McNulty Mara (Rooney). Her mother's side of the family has held ownership in the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers football team since its formation in 1933, and her father's side of the family has held ownership in the NFL's New York Giants since its formation in 1925.

Mara's film debut was in "Random Hearts," with Harrison Ford in 1999. She played Jessica Chandler, the daughter of a congresswoman (Kristin Scott Thomas). She next appeared in the Sundance Film Festival award-winning films "Joe the King" in 1999 and "Tadpole," in 2002, alongside Sigourney Weaver.

In 2015, she played the Invisible Woman in a new film version of the "Fantastic Four," and had a supporting role as astronaut Beth Johanssen in director Ridley Scott's film "The Martian."

This year, she will play the role of marine Megan Leavey in an upcoming untitled indie war hero drama.

Mara currently lives in Los Angeles and New York.

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